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Alexander Hats

Discussion in 'Hats' started by dlvh, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. dlvh

    dlvh New in Town

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    Has anyone here heard of a Alexander Customized Hats?

    From the one hat of theirs I saw, it looks a lot like a Dobbs. I
    don't know the age of it, but I was just curious. I know there
    is a store in NC. of the same name, buy do they make there own
    hats there? and are they any good?

    Thanks folks for any info!
     
  2. carouselvic

    carouselvic My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    There was a Alexander that was made in Reeding PA. Got a photo?
     
  3. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    G.W.Alexander/Alexander

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    Earlier Ownership was G.W. Alexander but acquired by Stetson. I believe that slogan was during the Stetson period.

    Earlier Logo in this 1928 ad
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  4. dlvh

    dlvh New in Town

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    That's the one. Thanks for the info guys!
    That logo is the one inside the hat.

    Bought out by The Stetson company, eh?

    I will upload the picture of the lining here in
    just a bit.

    EDIT: Ok here is the hat logo on the lining and sweatband:

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    Does anyone own a Alexander hat here? and how do you like it?

    dlvh
     
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  5. carouselvic

    carouselvic My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Alexander pair

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  6. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Here are a couple more.

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  7. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    G.W.Alexander

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    Ainsley
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  8. HeyMoe

    HeyMoe Practically Family

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    nice lids!
     
  9. dlvh

    dlvh New in Town

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    Very nice hats, thanks for posting them. So how do they compare with other hat companies? Are they on-par with hat companies like Lee or Knox? Did they come in both Wool and Fur Felt?

    I did end up purchasing one of them from an eBay auction, and I'll post it when it arrives on my doorstep.

    dlvh
     
  10. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    I really like this Alexander Ainsley. That is one nice looking hat.
     
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  11. buler

    buler My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Open Road style Coronet. Would not have know it was Alexander made. But Robert's example above shows they are. Nice heather look to the felt. 3 cord ribbon.

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  12. rlk

    rlk I'll Lock Up

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    Nice!
    Got a Blue Coronet Homburg last week sold by Lellewer's Chicago Hat Store Chain--still can't find the camera. It hasn't come out of one of the dogs so I may yet find it[huh]
     
  13. randooch

    randooch I'll Lock Up

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    Reminds me of the Groucho Marx joke, something along the lines of: "Outside of a dog, nothing beats a good book. Inside the dog, it's too dark to read."

    Beautiful hat, there, Buler!
     
  14. vintage.vendeuse

    vintage.vendeuse A-List Customer

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    This was today's acquisition. Any ideas on age? I can't find much about this company, though this thread has been helpful. Thanks!
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  15. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    I want to say 60s or newer
     
  16. vintage.vendeuse

    vintage.vendeuse A-List Customer

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    Thanks, Justin, I didn't realize it was so recent. I thought the company was older. This one fits me so maybe I'll keep it!
     
  17. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    Age of a company does not necessarily translate into a hats age. The general construction of the hat is what usually tells a general time range of the manufacture date
     
  18. vintage.vendeuse

    vintage.vendeuse A-List Customer

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    I get that, of course. Somehow, I thought the company was out of business or taken over by the 60s or so but now I'm not sure where I got that idea. :confused:
     
  19. Lorne

    Lorne One of the Regulars

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    G.W. Alexander?

    Hello All,


    Any know about this maker, supposedly from Pennsylvania...


    Lorne
     
  20. besdor

    besdor Vendor/Sponsor

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    Another decent company long gone since the early 1960's. Occasionaly you will find one on Ebay. They were in Reading PA.
     

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